leave-taking

noun
leave-tak·​ing | \ ˈlēv-ˌtā-kiŋ How to pronounce leave-taking (audio) \

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of leave-taking was in the 15th century

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“Leave-taking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave-taking. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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leave-taking

noun

English Language Learners Definition of leave-taking

formal : an act of going away and saying goodbye

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